2003 Maserati Spyder GT

It's no secret that Maserati's F1 Cambiocorsa transmission requires a bit more maintenance than your usual gearbox. Every 20,000 miles or so you'll need to replace the clutch, so bank on setting aside $2,500 to $3,000 for that. Now one can begin to understand why a car that had an MSRP of over $80,000 is fetching $30,000 and below today. For those who want to avert some of the nettlesome upkeep, the Coupe GT and Spyder GT were available with a traditional 6-speed manual gearbox. Those I know who have driven one of the three pedal Maseratis have raved about them and I even met a guy who had a 6-speed Spyder that said he uses it regularly with little hassle. Have the Italians finally mastered the art of reliability in exotics, then?

2003 Maserati Spyder GT

Up for sale is my Maserati Spyder GT. This car is in outstanding condition inside and out. It gets looks everywhere its driven. It has no previous traces of paintwork or accidents. It comes with many factory options, some include; power windows, power locks, premium audio system, full power convertible top, heat, ac, traction control and many more! This Maserati was just taken to Maserati of Dallas for a once over for the next owner. All the fluids were topped off and its ready to go. It has a fresh oil change, Fully Synthetic Valvoline 5w40 as recommended by Ferrari. It runs and drives perfect, and the top works flawlessly.

It has a 390HP V8 engine mated to a smooth shifting 6-speed transmission. I have driven both the F1 Cambiocorsas and it doesn't even compare. The 6-speed is a completely different experience and much more fun. Also, it cost next to nothing to maintain where as the F1 costs a fortune. This vehicle is being sold AS-IS where is with no warranty expressed or implied. This Spyder GT has two known blemishes, both are on the rear bumper. We can have that fixed for the customer at an extra charge if they desire. If you may have any questions about this GT, feel free to message me through eBay, or contact me by phone at 405-620-5264. Thanks for looking!

The seller's asking price is just about spot on for a Spyder GT with this kind of mileage. There are not many ways of getting a red drop top with a Ferrari V8 under the hood. These are tempting cars at this price, and after a friend of mine bought a used Quattroporte a few months back, it makes me think that Maserati ownership, if well considered, is more realistic than I first thought.

-Paul

Posted under: Maserati, Modern Classic
Dated: Oct 31 2012

2 Comments

  1. Drew says:

    I owned an ’03 Maserati F1 Spyder and actually loved the transmission. Clutch and F1 pump replacement can approach $5k and based on how you drive only go 10k to 15k miles.

    There is also a huge differential based on options. A base 5 speed with no options stickered around $86k but most cars were pretty loaded up with F1, Skyhook, leather extensions to about $120k.

    I’d also suggest talking to Formula Dynamics – they have some awesome engine and suspension mods that can make these killer track cars.

  2. ready says:

    relative had one of these but a different year I believe. They really are great cars. They are also more reliable and easier to maintain then you would think.

    My friend bought a Cayman S for more than this car. I thin this car would be more interesting to own.